UPSC CDS-I Recruitment 2023: 341 Vacancies – Check Exam Date, Vacancy, Eligibility

Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CDS-I Recruitment 2023 notification on 21/12/2022. Notification is out to fill 341 Vacancies in Combined Defence Services. Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission soon. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online from 21/12/2022 to 12/01/2023. Candidates can check the detailed instructions and eligibility criteria in the below content. Candidates can also check the course-wise vacancies on this page. Candidates should be aware that incorrect responses will result in penalties (Negative Marking).

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Name of the Post: Combined Defence Services Examination – I

Post Date: 21/12/2022

No of Vacancies: 341

Place: Across India

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Important Dates for UPSC CDS-I 2023 Recruitment:

Aspirants can apply online by using the UPSC website or by using the direct apply link given below. Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given at the bottom of the page. kindly follow the given instructions and apply online.

Start Date to Apply Online21/12/2022 (6:00 PM)
Last Date to Apply Online12/01/2023 (6:00 PM)
Online Applications can be withdrawn from18/01/2023 to 24/01/2023 till 6:00 PM

Vacancy Details of UPSC CDS-I 2023 Recruitment:

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled under Combined Defence Services is given in the tabular column. The below table contains the name of the course and the number of vacancies. Check vacancies here.

S. NoName of the CourseNo. of Posts
1Indian Military Academy, Dehradun -154th (DE) Course commencing in January 2023 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]100
2Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – Course commencing in January 2023 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ]22
3Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2023 i.e. No. 213 F(P) Course [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]32
4Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2022170
5Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 30th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 202217

Pay Scale:

The pay scale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in the Air Force and Navy are given below.

S. NoRankPay Scale
1Lieutenant56,100 -1,77,500
2Captain61,300- 1,93,900
3Major69,400 – 2,07,200
4Lieutenant Colonel1,21,200 – 2,12,400
5Colonel1,30,600-2, 15,900
7Major General1,44,200-2,18,200
8Lieutenant General HAG Scale182200 – 224100
9HAG+Scale2,05,400 – 2,24,400
10VCOAS / Army Cdr / Lieutenant General (NFSG)2,25,000
12Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of
Lieutenant to Brigadier
13Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA and OTA.56,100

Age limit:

Candidates who have attained the following age limit are only eligible to apply for the post.

  • IMA & Indian Naval Academy: Candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2005.
  • Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 Years as on 2nd January 2000 i.e. born not earlier than 1st January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2004.

Age Relaxation:

  • Age relaxation is applicable as per the rules.

Educational Qualification:

  • I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy, Chennai: Candidates should have completed any Graduate Degree or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Candidates should have completed B.E/B.Tech (Degree in Engineering) / M.E/M.Tech.
  • Air Force Academy: Candidates should hold any Degree (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or B.E/B.Tech (Bachelor of Engineering).

Selection Process:

The selection will be based on

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview

Application Fee:

Candidates should pay the application fee by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India or by using Visa / Master / Rupay Credit / Debit Card. Female / SC / ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

S. NoCategoryApplication Fees
1UR / OBC / Other 200/-
2SC / ST / FemaleNil

How to Apply for UPSC CDS-I Recruitment 2023:

Candidates can apply online by visiting the UPSC official website by using the simple steps given below.

  • Candidates should apply online by visiting the official website of UPSC
  • Use a valid email-id and mobile number for registration.
  • Complete the part-I and Part-II registration.
  • Verify the same before submission.
  • Candidates must upload all the required documents.
  • The Online Applications can be filled up from 21/07/2022 to 12/01/2023 till 6:00 PM.
  • Pay the application fees (instructions given above).
  • Submit the Online Application.
  • Take out a printout of the finally submitted application.

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